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Miami Hurricanes host North Carolina Tar Heels in college basketball action

North Carolina Tar HeelsMiami Hurricanes
Feb 9, 2:00 PM | BankUnited Center

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes Odds


The Miami Hurricanes host North Carolina on Saturday, looking to build on their 18-3 mark against the 16-6 Tar Heels in college hoops action at BankUnited Center.

The Hurricanes currently sports a 18-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-4-1 ATS. The Tar Heels are 16-6 and 12-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hurricanes produce a 3-12-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tar Heels have gone 10-10 against the number.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Hurricanes as 7.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Hurricanes, most recently No. 6 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tar Heels, who rate No. 35 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 82-80 victory for the Hurricanes.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Tar Heels rank No. 3 in NCAA Division 1 with 42.2 per game. That compares with Miami’s No. 105 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Miami is college basketball's No. 113-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Tar Heels rate No. 76 with 7.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Carolina owns the country's No. 280-rated mark, allowing 74.4 points per game on the highway. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 172 in scoring at home.

In their last action, North Carolina was an 87-62 winner at home against Wake Forest. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Tar Heels and Demon Deacons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wake Forest was handed an 87-62 defeat on Tuesday at Dean Smith Center.

Miami won its last outing, a 72-50 result against Boston College on February 5. They covered in that game as a 13.5-point favorite. The battle between the Hurricanes and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Boston College was handed a 72-50 defeat on Tuesday at BankUnited Center.

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Duke are 9-1
After playing Wake Forest are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Florida State are 5-5
After playing Boston College are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Tar Heels at Hurricanes trends to consider:
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
North Carolina is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
North Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
North Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games when playing North Carolina
Miami is 13-4-1 ATS in its last 18 games

Next up:
North Carolina at Duke, Wednesday, February 13
Miami at Florida State, Wednesday, February 13